Herbalism, Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Herbalism, Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology

1st Edition

Edited by Amritpal Singh

CRC Press

440 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 406 B/W Illus.

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Bridging the gap between the ancient art of herbalism and the emerging sciences of ethnopharmocology and phytopharmacotherapy, this book highlights the major breakthroughs in the history of the field and focuses on future directions in the discovery and application of herb-derived medicines. Implementing the concept of reverse pharmacology, it integrates documented clinical and experiential "hits" into pharmacological leads by transdisciplinary exploratory studies. It further develops these into drug candidates by experimental and clinical research.

Table of Contents

Herbal Drug Industry

Reverse Pharmacology


Medicinal Phytochemistry


Phytochemicals Research—Emerging Concepts

Therapeutic Utility of Ayurveda

Amchi System of Medicine

Ethnopharmacology of Algae

Ethnopharmacology of Lichens

Ethnopharmacology of Bryophytes

Ethnopharmacology of Anthelmintic Ferns

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Orchids

Salacia sp. Potential Hypoglycemic Plants

Ethnopharmacology of Taraxacum officinale Weber

Ethnopharmacology of Acanthus ilicifolius Linn.

Ethnopharmacology of Alstonia macrophylla ex A. DC

Ethnopharmacology of Alstonia venenata R. Br.

Ethnopharmacology of Holoptelea integrifolia Planch.

Ethnopharmacology of Terminalia belerica (Gaertn.)Roxb

Ethnopharmacology of Nardostachys jatamansi DC.

Ethnopharmacology of Eclipta alba Linn.

Ethnopharmacology of Cassia siamea Lam.

Ethnopharmacology of Tylophora asthmatica Wight & Arn.

Colchicine Containing Medicinal Herbs

Lakshmana-Ayurvedic Drug of Controversial Origin

Antidiabetic Potential of Pterocarpus marsupium

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany